In this Vitafusion B12 Gummies review, we will explore all three B12 gummy vitamins by Vitafusion. In essence, this is all about exploring every single detail about the supplements to help you make a much more informed decision.
Thus, in this review we will first cover the claims that are associated with it, we’ll explore the supplement’s description page, we’ll look at the ingredients, how effective they are, and how much of those are there. As well as we’ll go over additives and discuss a few other key aspects.
At the end of the day, all to make as accurate of an assessment about all three Vitafusion B12 Gummies as possible.
Meaning, the goal here is to create an article so thorough that there would not be a need for you to ever look at another supplement review for this specific supplement. Therefore, if there is a section or aspect I haven’t covered but you’re interested in, let me know. And I’ll add that to the review.
Vitafusion B12 Gummies Review – Initial Thoughts & Claims Identified
As noted already previously, when talking about Vitafusion B12 Gummies, in truth, we have to talk about at least three supplements – the Vitafusion B12, Vitafusion Extra Strength B12, and Simply Good Vitamin B12 [R, R, R].
Each of these has their own description page, however, the core message of all of them doesn’t really change.
These supplements according to the manufacturer are all about providing delicious B12 gummies that are “an excellent source of vitamin B-12 to help support energy”. However, supporting energy is not the only thing that they promise.
You’ll also see promises associated with improving the metabolism of fats and proteins, nervous system health, and red blood cell formation.
Other than that we see promises for various flavors. And slightly variating “free of” claims among these supplements, such as no artificial flavors, no gluten, no high fructose corn syrup.
To create more authority and trust they have their unique claim of them being America’s #1 Gummy Vitamin Brand. While I have not seen any other brand claim this same thing, it does make you wonder how accurate that is and how exactly they came to that conclusion.
As far as I can tell, the website does not offer any explanation to that.
The description pages’ are pretty far from sales’ pages we typically see among Research Verified supplements (Turmeric Curcumin, Joint Relief, Insomnia Relief) or Keto supplements (Purefit, Pure Life, Research Verified) due to their conciseness.
However, there still are a number of sections to any respective description page.
For example, there are the additional sections of supplement facts, reviews, as well as a section called “where to buy”. All in all, these are as straight forward as their titles suggest.
In terms of the reviews, we see an overwhelming positiveness but that might as well be just another Pure Life Keto story, where they actually delete the bad reviews. Or maybe it has something to do with that getting of a free additional supplement (mentioned in the reviews), which then kind of triggers the reciprocity bias [R].
Meaning, the idea of they gave me extra value for no money, so I should reciprocate. Which from a marketing perspective is pretty brilliant, however, from a point of objective assessment (thus, for this Vitafusion B12 gummies review) is useless.
Or maybe the incredibly high positivity has something to do with the fact that you only really need to rate the factors of taste and easiness to take. Which, I have to be honest, Vitafusion B12 Gummies definitely excel at.
They are gummies after all. When have those ever been not tasty or not easy to take?
So, yes, making your review based on only those two factors can get you pretty one-sided reviews (positive ones). Which, again, is brilliant from the marketing perspective, not so great if you really want to get to the bottom of these vitamins.
Which is what this review is all about and which is exactly the thing that we will be doing throughout this review.
Overall, in the past, I have not been particularly fond of Vitafusion vitamins. This is mainly because there are a number of issues with this kind of nutrition and supplements. Which I feel we’ll touch upon also in this article as well.
So, let’s get more in-depth into things here.
Cyanocobalamin Means They Don’t Care
One of the most important things when it comes to any supplement is that of vitamin forms. Meaning, what kind of active ingredients they exactly use?
This is incredibly important because not all vitamin forms our bodies are able to absorb equally well.
Thus, creating a situation where the same amount (for example, 3000 mcg of vitamin B12) of a poor form (for example, Cyanocobalamin) will be less beneficial than the same amount of the vitamin of a great form (for example, Methylcobalamin).
And this is exactly the case with Vitafusion B12 Gummies.
All of these 3 supplements being solely about vitamin B12 supplementation (except for one), they do still offer the form that is considered to be the cheapest and most ineffective form of all the options for vitamin B12 supplementation – Cyanocobalamin [R, R, R, R, R].
You don’t really see this very often. I mean, proper vitamin B12 supplements like Vegansafe B12 or just great B12 supplements overall tend to use the more effective and beneficial forms. Essentially Cyanocobalamin is only forgivable to multivitamins.
That said, it can’t really be denied that the form still recognized as a pretty good option for curing deficiencies. But an undeniable drawback for it is the fact that when it gets converted in the body to usable B12 forms it releases a cyanide molecule [R, R, R, R, R, R].
Consequently, you’re losing some of the body’s energy that must be used to make this essentially crucial but unnecessary step happen. Unnecessary because this is not really something that is a must when it comes to vitamin B12 supplementation [R, R, R, R, R, R].
To illustrate, the most beneficial forms of the B12 – Methylcobalamin and Adenosylcobalamin – our bodies are able to use for our benefit immediately and there is no need for some kind of waste removal in the process [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Thus, given that all three of the Vitafusion B12 Gummy vitamins are about Cyanocobalamin (specialized B12 supplements!), I feel it’s fair to say that Vitafusion doesn’t really care to provide the best supplementation possible.
They are much rather all about taste as already indicated by their review criterion on those description pages.
Amounts Are That Of Great Supplements
So, we found that in terms of the vitamin form Vitafusion B12 Gummies are not about providing solid value. It is, however, a different story when looking at the actual vitamin amounts in the supplements.
The Vitafusion B12 offers 1000 mcg of the vitamin, whereas both the Vitafusion Extra Strength B12 and the Simply Good Vitamin B12 offers 3000 mcg.
Yeah, for many this may seem like a lot or even too much. But the reality is that it’s exactly what you need according to the best practices.
In this regard, those trusting Daily Values must know that the reference values known as Daily Values, in reality, represent the amounts that you need daily to not get sick. But if your goal is to have great health instead of not getting sick, then they won’t really work for you (more on this).
Thus, it has to be said that in terms of actual nutrient amounts the B12 Gummies of Vitafusion are pretty great (though overall that’s about the only thing going for them, keep reading).
That said, there’s one other nutrient that one of these Vitafusion B12 Gummy vitamins offer, which we haven’t discussed yet and we’ll do so in the next section.
There’s Some Calcium In One Of Them
So, what’s that exception I mentioned earlier when saying that all of the Vitafusion B12 Gummy supplements are solely about B12 vitamin?
The exception is the Vitafusion Simply Good Vitamin B12. It’s a supplement that adds 80 milligrams of Tricalcium Phosphate (which is used to acquire Calcium).
Is this something meaningful?
First, the mineral form – Tricalcium Phosphate – can’t really be regarded as something extremely valuable when it comes to Calcium supplementation. Overall, it’s very average – neither the best nor the worst in terms of the absorption [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Second, the mineral amounts are nowhere near what is regarded as the best practices. Which kind of makes you wonder why is it there in the first place?
While this is only a guess, as trivial as it sounds, it’s probably there because the Simply Good brand (a Vitafusion brand) needed a B12 vitamin. However, originally Vitafusion already had a 3000 mcg B12 supplement.
So, having two differently named supplements with the same exact nutrients didn’t really make sense commercially. Thus, they added those bits of Calcium. Which I do get but it still doesn’t make sense.
There’s so much else they could have done to create a meaningful yet different vitamin B12 supplement (like add another B vitamin in appropriate amounts, or if needs be, make sure there’s more of that Calcium, so people can actually find meaningful value in it).
Additives All About Taste, Health’s Trifling
Additives are a huge factor when shopping for proper vitamin supplements as they can truly make or break the supplement. The wrong kind of additives can seriously harm your health. Whereas others are completely harmless even when taken in huge amounts for ridiculously long periods of time.
Therefore, I always recommend that you do your research on any of those before actually purchase that new supplement. While this can take a considerable amount of time, we’ll be more than happy to do it for you if you ever need to (no costs, payments, or commitments of any kind on your part).
What regards the Vitafusion B12 Gummies, there is a lot to discuss. They don’t really go easy on the additives. To be more exact, they have an average of 11 additives per supplement. Which isn’t exactly ideal.
To illustrate, proper multivitamins typically tend to have 3-4 different additives. And they also tend to be way harder to make. Whereas proper b12 supplements most of the time don’t go over the 3 additive mark.
But what’s more important than the total number is what exactly those additives are. And when it comes to Vitafusion B12 Gummies it’s not the prettiest picture.
The problem with the additives in all three supplements is that they are all about making supplements tasty with zero regards to your actual well-being.
Meaning, the tastiness is essentially achieved solely through the power of sugar. Be it through Glucose Syrup and Sugar in Vitafusion, Tapioca Syrup and Sugar in Vitafusion Extra Strength B12, or Honey and Sugar in Vitafusion Simply Good Vitamin B12 – everything’s about sugar.
In fact, it goes even beyond sugar. Both Glucose syrup and Tapioca syrup are recognized as some of the many alternative names for High Fructose Corn Syrup. Names that were created to hide this incredibly devastating and hazardous substance [R, R, R, R, R, R].
This is the substance that is the very culprit of obesity and heart disease being such an epidemic and literally ruining people’s lives. And like that isn’t enough, it also can be the root cause of cancer, diabetes, leaky gut, liver damage, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, as well as a number of other serious health conditions [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Sure, Vitafusion themselves claim that there is no High Fructose Corn Syrup within their supplements. But is there really no such thing?
What if it’s just another case of General Mills’ Vanilla Chex story? A story of a company that claimed to not have High Fructose Corn Syrup in their product, wherein the end they actually did but had a changed name for it [R]?
That would totally make you a sucker (and we can’t know for sure). But you never want to be the sucker.
That said, supposedly the Simply Good Vitamin B12 should be the much better alternative as it does not have any ingredients that are of high chance containing the High Fructose Corn Syrup.
There is, however, one other major concern (that the two other also have) that is pleasant here. Sugar.
Sugar will quite literally make you stupid. It’s also linked to diabetes, heart disease, depression, obesity, hyperactivity, aggressive behavior, eating disorders, especially in children also learning difficulties, and above all no matter your background cancer [R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Furthermore, there’s also the chance of it bringing havoc to your digestive health, which then will result in poor vitamin B12 absorption. Which kind of defeats the purpose of taking a B12 supplement in the first place [R, R, R].
All of this as of itself is more than enough to disregard any of the Vitafusion B12 Gummies as a viable, health-oriented, valuable option. But there is more to not be a fan of.
On top of all that, there’s also the likely havoc and controversial aspect of natural flavors.
Yeah, just because something is labeled as “Natural” does not guarantee its safety and harmlessness in any way. This is true both for colors and flavors. In fact, many manufacturers prey on this exact notion of people typically associating “Natural” with good and healthy [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
In reality, though, Natural Flavoring can contain harmful additives known as “incidental additives”. These usually emerge during the manufacturing process and they are not required to be listed on the label. This also holds true for listing the exact contents of any flavoring, so you’re kind of left in the dark [R, R, R, R, R, R].
Regardless of which is exactly the case, it comes as no wonder that natural flavoring is truly okay only in the instances where the manufacturer absolutely subscribes to the highest of quality standards.
Sadly, I don’t feel that can be said about the Vitafusion [R].
Does The Success Rate Reflect Truth?
A rather interesting aspect is that of the Vitafusion B12 Gummies success rates. So, I feel this would not be the most exhaustive Vitafusion B12 Gummies review out there if we would not take a few moments to also go in-depth in terms of those.
Interestingly enough, despite the health hazards that each of these gummy vitamins creates, they are of pretty solid success rates. Meaning, people tend to be very satisfied with the purchase.
Vitafusion B12 seems to enjoy a global success rate of 91%, while Vitafusion Extra Strength B12 sits on 92%.
Whereas Vitafusion Simply Good Vitamin B12 is reviewed too few times to assess that, though all reviews that it does have seem to be positive (success rates assessed excluding the reviews on Vitafusion homepage).
So, are Vitafusion B12 Gummies great supplements? NO! HELL NO!!!
And this is a huge problem as it can be incredibly deceiving. My point being, many people may and do purchase these supplements exactly because the customer reviews posted by other people are so good, thus, essentially signaling of a great product.
But that’s exactly the point. This is why the gummy market has become so big while being the most preposterous, absurd, unhealthy form of supplementation out there.
Don’t be fooled and taken advantage of by thinking that gummy vitamins are the easy to use, the tasty alternative of supplementation. They are anything but healthy due to insane sugar content. And incredibly addictive as well.
I mean, Vitafusion’s marketing practices are great for leading you into thinking that everyone wins in the case with gummy vitamins (and talking about planting trees when they should really be talking about their supplement quality as they tend to only adds to that illusion). But it couldn’t be less of a case. The only one who wins is the manufacturer. But you – you’re the sucker, who falls for it.
So, here’s a rule of thumb when it comes to the success rates. Success rates only matter when the ingredients that a supplement uses are harmless and pose no health hazard when used long-term (which is not the case with Vitafusion).
Give Up Those Vitafusion B12 Gummies, You Don’t Need Them
Vitafusion B12 Gummies and Vitafusion as a brand tend to prey on human natural wiring for sugar. This is exactly why so many people out there are so happy with these products.
Sure, they can help you to battle B12 deficiency or improve your energy levels as I indicated in one of the sections within this review.
But at what expense? At the expense of heart disease or diabetes?
Was that really what you wanted when you picked up that supplement or considered buying it?
I seriously doubt that.
So, ditch this Vitafusion stuff and Vitafusion in general. They are not out there to actually help make a healthier society and healthier you. As far as I can tell, they are only about making a buck.
On that note, if you’re interested in learning more about proper vitamin B12 supplements that are there to truly improve your well-being, visit this article.
Above all, I hope this Vitafusion B12 Gummies review helped you find the information you were looking for. But if not, I’ll be happy to hear any advice in the comments on how I could further improve it.
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Cheers, Stay Healthy & Have a Great One!